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Kathleen Knight Abowitz

(She, her, hers)
Professor of Educational Leadership, Miami University

I am a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, focusing on educational philosophy and foundations since 1995 at Miami University in Oxford, OH. I publish research in political and moral philosophy of education; have worked in leadership roles in The John Dewey Society, American Educational Studies Association, the North American Philosophy of Education Society and the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society. I teach courses in democracy and education, ethics and education, and leadership ethics. I served as an elected school board in Talawanda City Schools from 2019-2023.


  • –present
    Professor, Educational leadership, Miami University


  • 1991 
    University of Virginia, Ph.D., Social Foundations of Education